Quartet Merlot Cabernet Franc 2014

This wine has a deep ruby hue with medium(+) intensity of ripe and supple black plum, red plum, fig, black cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, violet, licorice, leather, sweet tobacco, cedar box, nutmeg, cardamom, coconut, and dill notes.

On the palate, this wine is dry with medium(+) acidity balancing smooth medium(+) tannins and the ripeness of aroma and flavor characteristics. It is delicious!!! And complex. It has runway for further aging in bottle.
— a month ago

with Deked1
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Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Krug is always most welcome, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. This is edition 169. A bit more yeasty and slightly less acidic than previous versions, to my taste. But if you like the Krug style - which we do very much - it hits the spot per usual.

My wife used to work with Fritz Hatton, proprietor of Arietta wines and auctioneer for Zachys. Fritz always says to have a half bottle of champagne waiting in the fridge in case you need a “midnight snack”, and I have to agree with him!
— 3 years ago

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Reminds me, I need a Krug split in the fridge!


Artists' Reserve One Eleven Merlot 2016

Shay A

Arietta Wines lunch with owner Fritz. We were able to taste through some current releases as well as some reserve wines Fritz brought with him personally. A treat to enjoy these Andy Erickson wines!

In the running for my favorite red out of the flight. Basically a copy of the normal Hudson merlot but wrapped in a velvet like structure. Glycerin and elixir like in how plush and sexy it is. Added density and heft. Built really big but lots of restraint. Would love to try this again in 10yrs.
— 4 years ago

Severn, P and 27 others liked this


H Block Hudson Vineyards Cabernet Franc Merlot 2013

Very Bordeaux - pencil lead, blackberry, red fruit, — 6 months ago

Cayuse Vineyards

Armada Vineyard Syrah 2010

2022 Wine Tasting!! They were very close in ratings but here is how I think they shook out:

1) Clos Du Val
2) Arietta
3) Vino Cobos
4) Chateau Monbosquet
5) Cayuse Syrah Armada

Super fun afternoon!!
— a year ago

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with Brooke and Geoff
Paul, Shay and 7 others liked this


Napa Valley Red Blend 1996

Cathy Corison

In a nice spot. — 3 years ago

Ray, Chris and 18 others liked this


Quartet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

From a 500mL, big blue fruits, softer red fruit, chocolate, coffee, leather, eucalyptus, medium tannins, medium minus acidity. — 5 years ago

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On the White Keys White Blend 2021

Delectable Wine

The 2021 On The White Keys is a pretty rich wine, much of that a result of tiny yields. Orchard fruit, white flowers, chamomile, sage and a kiss of French oak fill out the layers. Creamy and expansive, the 2021 is flat-out gorgeous. It's one of the best vintages I can remember tasting. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2023) — 9 months ago


Variation One Red Blend 2009

In a very nice place. Unique merlot Syrah blend by a producer we have a fondness for. The fruit is between primary and secondary at this point, but still very fresh. Balanced and delicious. Decanted an hour and doesn’t need more than that. — 2 years ago

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Spring Mountain Vineyard

Estate Bottled Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Nice wine but probably would had tasted better a few years ago. Tasted side by side with Arietta Merlot. — 4 years ago

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